Elizabethton overwhelms Princeton

  from staff reports
  PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Johnny Woodard, Matt Tolbert and Deacon Burns and each belted a home run on Saturday, leading the Elizabethton Twins to a 14-3 rout of Princeton in Game 1 of their final series of the Appalachian League season.
  Woodard, 3-for-4 with four RBIs, and Burns, 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, also tripled against the Devil Rays. Tolbert scored four times and drove in three runs in a 2-for-3 effort.
  Tim Lahey added a double to a 10-hit 'Betsy attack.
  David Shinskie (7-3) allowed just two hits and one unearned run in five innings of work to pick up the win. He struck out four batters and walked none.
  After Javier Martinez three three innings of relief, Evan Meek got the final three outs.
  The Twins (36-29) scored in all but two innings, leading 7-0 after the top of the third.
  Burns' homer, his 10th of the season, was a two-run shot in the first. Tolbert hit his third homer of the year, a three-run blast, in the third, and Woodard socked a solo shot -- No. 7 for him -- in the fourth.
  Friday's Game
  Pulaski 4
  Elizabethton 3
  PULASKI, Va. -- The Twins were officially bumped from the West Division race as Pulaski rallied from an early 3-0 deficit, scoring the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the eighth.
  Had Elizabethton prevailed, it still would be been eliminated because Greeneville, which wrapped up the crown, defeated Bluefield 9-2.
  The Twins, who led 3-0 after two innings, were led by Luke Hughes at 2-for-4. Javier Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double.
  Kyle Waldrop, in a non-decision, pitched the first seven innings for Elizabethton, shutting out Pulaski until the sixth. He yielded three runs (two earned) and three hits while amassing six strikeouts.
  Jason Bowlin (1-3) worked the eighth and took the loss.